Ergonomically designed for packing according to the dog's size. Leather and 1000-denier-coated nylon fabric as well as solid seams make the TOGO very durable. The TOGO saw the light of day in 1982 and has for many years been in a class of its own when it comes to quality and wearing comfort for the dog. The volume of the bags in relation to the size (the bags and the raised lid) is made as large as it is appropriate for the dog to carry, without it restricting the dog's freedom of movement.
How old must the dog be to carry a backpack?
It is best that the dog is grown close to adult size so that you can choose a size of backpack that will fit forever. But an empty backpack does not weigh much more than a thick blanket, so getting the dog used to having something on its back with low weight is only positive. You must expect that you will first be able to have a good carrying capacity with a backpackfrom the dog is 1 1/2 years old.
How heavy a backpack can the dog carry?
It is a lot up to you as a dog owner, how you work with your dog from an early age. Is the dog used to walking and is a healthy and strong dog? Have you been good at developing your dog with walks in varied terrain? Large dogs develop more slowly than small dogs. Remember to always start carefully with weight when you start up with a backpack. Look at how the dog is doing, if you see that it is heavy it is too much weight. If the dog walks with ease and light steps, then you can put on a bit more. As mentioned in the section above, your dog must be grown before you can load with a certain weight. A rule of thumb is that a very well trained dog can carry up to 25% of its own body weight, if the terrain is light and the trip is not too long. There is a big difference between walking in flat terrain than if you walk in rough terrain and with climbs. Use common sense and remember that you know your dog best, so pay close attention and read the signals your dog gives.
Packing the backpack for dogs:
Always pack the heaviest items DOWN-IN-FORWARD. Always pack similar in both sides. Then you will have a balanced backpack for your dog and a nice trip!
How to choose the right size of backpack for your dog? (See size chart)
|Mini||from 43 cm|
|XXS||approx. 57 cm|
|XS||approx. 61 cm|
|S||approx. 65 cm|
|M||approx. 71 cm|
|L||approx. 82 cm|
|XL||approx. 92 cm|
|XXL||approx. 102 cm|